A rogue Kawaki who will likely kill Naruto and Sasuke

A rogue Kawaki who will likely kill Naruto and Sasuke

boruto Chapter 75 revealed a number of surprising facts about various characters, offering more information than fans expected. Beginning with the abilities and origins of Eida and Daemon, the chapter introduced the existence of the otsutsuki god, shibai. He also revealed Delta’s true identity and Amado’s true intention behind rebuilding Kawaki’s karma.

But the most unexpected development in the series was Momoshiki’s conversation with Boruto and the latter’s sudden glimpse into the future. Although the protagonist’s vision was vague, he hinted at an unsettling possibility that would connect the story directly to the post-timeskip scene shown at the beginning of the series. This article attempts to explain how the vision gives fans an important clue about Kawaki’s role in the series.

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for the Boruto manga.

boruto the vision in chapter 75 presents an unsettling possibility in the near future

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Momoshiki's dojutsu manifestations (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
Momoshiki’s dojutsu manifestos (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

chapter 75 it showed Momoshiki’s thoughts echoing in Boruto’s head as the Otsutsuki informed him that his thoughts were spilling into each other’s consciousness. Momoshiki seemed much less hostile or condescending than usual, which betrayed his concern regarding the nature of Eida’s love spell.

The Otsutsuki even stated that Senrigan was “shinjutsu” and confirmed of loved theory that Shibai had voluntarily discarded his physical body and ascended to a different dimension. But his expression at the end of the chapter suggested that the young Uzumaki manifesting Momoshiki’s dojutsu and seeing into the future was unintentional.

The vision began with several blade shinobi running in search of the unknown individual, stating that their target could not have gone far. The scene changed to Shikadai trying to restrain someone using the Nara clan’s Shadow-Binding jutsu, declaring that this was not something he would do as a fan. Boruto then saw his own teammates, with Sarada alerting Mitsuki to the location of his target.

Orochimaru’s son activated Sage Mode, stating that the person had really angered him. The vision ended with Kawaki in karma mode, looking at someone on the ground. The prophecy seemed to be from the perspective of Momoshiki, trapped inside the body of the young Uzumaki, suggesting that he was not the person being hunted by the villagers.

Will Kawaki go rogue?

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The infamous post-timeskip scene, which appeared at the beginning of the series, featured Kawaki as an antagonist and showed Boruto fighting with him. During the confrontation, Isshiki’s ship threatened to send the young Uzumaki where he had sent the Seventh Hokage, namely Naruto.

When Kawaki was first introduced in the current timeline of the series, he was constantly suspicious and hostile towards outsiders, only letting his guard down slightly while around the Uzumaki family. His hotheadedness began to manifest as an obsessive need to protect Naruto, presenting Kawaki’s words in the post-timeskip scene in stark contrast to his current personality.

Shikadai befriends Kawaki (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
Shikadai befriends Kawaki (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

Although her cheeky attitude softened a bit, the only people outside of Naruto’s family she really got along with were Sarada, Mitsuki, and Shikadai. Young Nara’s reaction in Boruto’s vision can be seen as a reasonable response if she believed that Kawaki had betrayed them. This is because she was one of the first people to willingly befriend the latter.

Mitsuki’s anger also suggested that the figure on the receiving end of her rebuke was Kawaki. The boy has shown a strong sense of loyalty towards Boruto, and his reaction seemed more in line with his tepid relationship with Kawaki, whom he only accepted because the latter was important to the protagonist.

An enraged Mitsuki in sage mode (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
An enraged Mitsuki in sage mode (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

In chapter 69Sasuke apologized for failing his disciple and stated that he would soon have to prove his own resolve. Fans interpreted the statement as a prediction of his death in the near future. Sasuke’s words, Kawaki’s threat to the younger Uzumaki, and the blood on the karma user’s face in the vision make it highly plausible that he ends up killing one or both of them.

Possible triggers for Kawaki turning against Konoha

Kawaki in Boruto's vision in chapter 75 (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
Kawaki in Boruto’s vision in chapter 75 (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

There are two possibilities as to what might cause it to go rogue. In chapter 75, Momoshiki specifically asked his ship to make sure that Kawaki didn’t find out that they could converse freely like this. The karma user will not hesitate to kill Boruto again if he believes that the latter has been possessed by Momoshiki and is a threat to Naruto.

But judging from how the Hokage reacted after Kawaki killed his son for the first time, it’s obvious that he wouldn’t be able to deal with him. watching his son die for the second time. If Kawaki really tries to kill the young Uzumaki in front of Naruto, the Seventh Hokage will no doubt jump into the fray to physically protect the son from him.

Kawaki's alienation in Konoha (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)
Kawaki’s alienation in Konoha (Image via Masashi Kishimoto/Shueisha)

Amado’s motives behind rebuilding Kawaki’s karma could also cause him to try to escape the village. Mitsuki and Shikadai’s reactions suggest that he could be intercepted while he was escaping, possibly by Boruto himself, forcing the other karma carrier to attack his “brother of him”.

Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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